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Definition: PIF


(Program Information File) In earlier Windows versions (3.x and NT), a PIF file stored custom display settings (window size, fonts, etc.) for a DOS application. The DOS app could be launched by clicking its PIF file, and the PIFEDIT.EXE utility was used to create them.

Starting with Windows 9x and 2000, PIF was replaced by Properties. Viewing and editing settings for a DOS application works the same as a Windows resource by right clicking the icon and selecting Properties.




Properties of "Compile to Glossary"
This dialog defines how the COMPG.BAT batch file displays and runs in Windows. COMPG executes commands to compile the Encyclopedia text files into the CDE dictionary format.






File Properties
By changing options in Properties for this batch file, the window size can be modified and made to disappear after execution.